Nayanthara joins Baahubali

Netflix’s upcoming series Baahubali: Before The Beginning is reportedly going to feature Nayanthara, marking her digital debut. A prequel to SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster Baahubali, the show will depict the world of Baahubali before the first movie Baahubali: The Beginning.

It will feature the rise of Sivagami and also the story of how Mahishmati developed into the powerful empire it was. Nayanthara is expected to play an important role in the series but the exact details are not yet out.

The show was originally greenlit in 2018 and production had begun until the streamer reportedly ordered a reshoot with a fresh cast and directors.

Punjabi actress Wamiqa Gabbi has been signed as the young Sivagami and makers are waiting for the monsoon to end to build “lavish outdoor sets” to bring Mahishmati to life. The shoot may begin by September-October. The web drama is based on Anand Neelakantan’s novels, The Rise of Sivagami, Chaturanga, and Queen of Mahishmathi